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AA Degree Plan A

The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges has authorized the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees to confer the degrees of Associate in Arts and Associate in Science. The awarding of an Associate Degree symbolizes successful completion of a pattern of learning experiences designed to develop certain capabilities and insights. Among these are the ability to think and to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing; to use mathematics; to understand the modes of inquiry of the major disciplines; to be aware of other cultures and times; to achieve insights gained through experience in thinking about ethical problems; and to develop the capacity for self-understanding. In addition to these accomplishments, the student should possess sufficient depth in some field of knowledge to contribute to lifetime interest. These requirements apply to students entering for the first time after July 1, 1983. Continuing students with uninterrupted attendance and demonstrating satisfactory progress, exclusive of summer session, should refer to the graduate requirements listed in the catalog in effect at the time of their initial enrollment. Students who interrupt their attendance become subject to any new requirements which are in effect at the time they re-enroll.

The following majors have been approved under Plan A as of Fall 1993. AS (Associate of Science) degrees are awarded to students whose majors are in the areas of the physical and life sciences OR in specialized technical areas considered to be applied sciences. AA (Associate of Arts) degrees are awarded to students whose majors are in areas of the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Examples of the former (AS): Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Registered Nursing; examples of the latter (AA): Anthropology, Art, Economics, English, Mathematics, Sociology. The type of Associate degree conferred is noted next to each major listed below: AA stands for Associate of Arts degree; AS stands for Associate of Science degree.


Associate Degree Majors Art History (AA)

Core

6 units from the following, 3 of which must be from Column A:

Column A

Column B

Total 21


Associate Degree Majors; Biology (AS)

Total 20


Associate Degree Majors; Broadcasting (AA)

Total 19


Associate Degree Majors; Child Development (AA)

Core

Plus complete one of the following options:

Early Childhood Education Option

In addition, must complete one of the following options:

Total 20

Special Education Option

Total 21

Infant and Toddler Studies Option

In addition, must complete one course listed below:

Total 23

School Age Programs Option

In addition, must complete one course listed below:

Total 23

Administration & Supervision Option

Early Child Programs II 3

In addition, must complete one course listed below:

Total 22


Associate Degree Majors; Earth Science (AS)

Part I - Core

Part II - Electives

Select from the following courses to complete at least 18 total units. A lab course cannot apply unless the corresponding lecture course is also taken.

  • Geog 1 Physical Geography (3)
  • Geog 3/Met 3 Introduction to Weather & Climate (3)
  • Geog 15 Physical Geography Laboratory (2)
  • Geog 31 Introduction To GIS (3)
  • Geog 32 GIS Applications (3)
  • Geol 2 Earth History (3)
  • Geol 6 Physical Geology Laboratory (2)
  • Physics 12 OR higher Physics Fundamentals (3)
  • Chem 68 OR higher Preparation for General Chemistry (5)
  • Stat 1 OR Math 225 Elementary Statistics I for the Social Sciences OR
  • Introductory Statistics (3)
  • Total 18


    Associate Degree Majors-Economics (AA)

    Complete Parts I, II, and III

    Part I - Core

    Part II - Option

    One course chosen from the following: 5-6

    Part III - Elective

    One course chosen from the following to complete at least 18 units: 1-5

    Total 18-22


    Associate Degree Majors; Electronics (AS)

    Total 20


    Engineering, General (AS)

    Core

    In addition, the following courses must be taken:

    Total 22

    In addition to these classes the student needs to complete the required Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry for the school to which he OR she is transferring.


    Associate Degree Majors-English (AA)

    Complete Parts I, II, and III:

    Part I

    Part II

    Two courses chosen from one of the following sequences:

    Part III

    Two courses chosen from the following:

    Total 18


    Associate Degree Majors-Ethnic Studies (AA)

    Plus 6-9 units from the following:

    Total 24-27


    Associate Degree Majors-Fire Technology (AS)

    Core

    Plus 6 units from the following:

    Total 21


    Associate Degree Majors-Foreign Language (AA)

    Students whose prior language skills preclude taking three classes for credit from courses 1 through 6 in any one language, may meet AA major requirements by completing an advanced course (course 4 OR higher), two classes in a sequence in a second language, and Linguistics 1

    Total 18-19


    Associate Degree Majors-French (AA)

    Three courses chosen from the following: 15-16

    Total 18-20


    Associate Degree Majors-Geography (AA)

    Core

    In addition, three courses chosen from the following: 9

    Total 20


    Associate Degree Majors-German (AA)

    Three chosen from the following: 15

    Total 18-19


    Associate Degree Majors-History (AA)

    Two courses chosen from the following:

    Total 18


    Associate Degree Majors-Humanities (AA)

    Core

    Plus one course chosen from each of the three categories listed below:

    The Arts

    Additional Civilization Courses

    Religious and Philosophical Ideas


    Associate Degree Majors-Italian (AA)

    Three courses chosen from the following:

    Total 18-19


    Associate Degree Majors-Jewish Studies (AA)

    Total 17

    Plus 3 units from the following:

    Total 20


    Associate Degree Majors-Journalism (AA)

    Core

    Plus complete one of the following options:

    Newspaper Journalism Option

    Magazine Journalism Option

    Photo-Journalism Option

    Total 18-23


    Associate Degree Majors-Liberal Arts and Sciences (AA)

    18 units (beyond those 30 required in General Education for the AA, Plan A) completed in either Option 1 OR 2

    Option 1: Three (3) units chosen from each of the following areas in General Education listed for the AA (Plan A):

    Option 2: Nine (9) units in each of two areas chosen from the following areas in General Education listed for the AA (Plan A)

    NOTE: Students may substitute Area E on the General Education Certification (transfer to California State Universities) list for one of the above areas (Health 9, 10, 11 and Physical Education may not be used if they are used to meet General Education requirements).

    Total 18


    Associate Degree Majors-Mathematics (AA)

    Total 18


    Associate Degree Majors-Philosophy (AA)

    Core

    In addition, two courses chosen from the following:

    Total 18


    Associate Degree Majors-Physical Education (AA)

    Select 7 units from the following Physical Education Majors courses:

    Plus 4 units of activity electives chosen from the following:

    Total 18


    Associate Degree Majors-Political Science (AA)

    Core

    Plus one course chosen from the following:

    Total 18


    Associate Degree Majors-Psychology (AA)

    Core

    Plus complete one of the following options:

    General Option

    Developmental Option

    Plus three units chosen from the following:

    Total 18


    Associate Degree Majors-Sociology (AA)

    Core

    In addition complete one of the following options:

    General Option

    9 units chosen from the following:

    Social Welfare Option

    9 units chosen from the following:

    Total 18


    Associate Degree Majors-Spanish (AA)

    Three OR four courses chosen from the following: 15-16

    Total 18-24


    Associate Degree Majors-Speech Communication (AA)

    Total 18


    Associate Degree Majors-Theater Arts (AA)

    Total 21